Honoré de Balzac

Standard Name: Balzac, Honoré de
Used Form: Honore de Balzac


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Education Caroline Clive
CC 's education took place at home.
Blain, Virginia, Patricia Clements, and Isobel Grundy, editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford, 1990.
At about fourteen she was studying music, drawing, French, possibly German, Latin, Greek, history, geography, and mathematics. She became fluent in French and later took great pleasure in...
Education H. D.
Following her withdrawal from Bryn Mawr, HD (with Pound 's assistance) embarked on an intensive independent study programme that lasted for five years. During this period she read and studied writers such as William Morris
Education Ouida
Her father was also important in her education, encouraging her interest in history, politics (from a liberal standpoint), and the writings of Balzac and Stendhal . She wrote in an early diary, I must study...
Family and Intimate relationships Caroline Clive
Letters between CC and her husband reveal an affectionate and caring relationship. In a letter to her dated May 1840 he writes: You are rather a shabby correspondent. I have, however, got you Balzac and...
Fictionalization George Sand
GS was portrayed as Mademoiselle de Touches in Balzac 's novel Béatrix, a fictionalized account of the love affair between Franz Liszt and Marie d'Agoult .
Jordan, Ruth. George Sand: A Biographical Portrait. Taplinger, 1976.
Friends, Associates George Sand
It was while working for the Figaro that she met Honoré de Balzac and the journalist Henri de Latouche . Another writer who became a friend and mentor to her was critic Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve .
Jack, Belinda. George Sand: A Woman’s Life Writ Large. Vintage, 2001.
Jaeger, Muriel. Experimental Lives from Cato to George Sand. G. Bell and Sons, 1932.
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Charlotte's Inheritance treats the Stock Exchange and a poisoner based on art critic and murderer Thomas Griffiths Wainewright . Both these books, according to Wolff, reveal the influence of Collins and Balzac , about whose...
Intertextuality and Influence Anita Brookner
This book, abounding in satirical vignettes, is the first of AB 's anti-romances. Its protagonist is a university lecturer who, looking back at forty on her experience since childhood, knew that her life had been...
Intertextuality and Influence Natalie Clifford Barney
Like her earlier novels, this one seems to be partly based on her relationship with Renée Vivien , who committed suicide twenty years before it was published. The story is told from the point of...
Intertextuality and Influence Pamela Hansford Johnson
In each novel Toby, who comes from a lower-middle-class South London background and is sharply aware of the utility of women for a handsome young man like himself with the intention of rising in the...
Intertextuality and Influence Lucas Malet
Though ML was familiar with the canonical English Victorian novelists (and, less usually, with Samuel Richardson 's Sir Charles Grandison, to whose great length she alludes with approval), those writers she acknowledged as influences...
Intertextuality and Influence Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The antecedents of Braddon's work were both print and stage melodrama, and as her career progressed her work increasingly reflected the influence of French realists and naturalists: Flaubert , Balzac , and Zola .
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland, 1979.
Literary responses Ouida
The Athenæum criticized this novel for mock eloquence
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2016 (16 June 1866): 797
and thought anyone choosing to read it was making a very bad use of their freedom.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
2016 (16 June 1866): 798
Literary responses George Sand
The novel met with high praise from Balzac , and a critic at the Revue des Deux Mondes thought it better than anything by Germaine de Staël . These two knew the author's gender, but...
Literary responses Olive Schreiner
The book elicited strong reactions, most of them positive. It was highly praised by Philip Kent , who wrote a long article about it instead of his usual shorter reviews in Life, a weekly...


French novelist Honoré de Balzac began publishing his series of ninety-one interconnected novels and stories, the Comédie humaine.
Honoré de Balzac published his novelEugénie Grandet.
Honoré de Balzac 's novelEsther Heureuse, part of his Comédie humaine, appeared, introducing those who were able to read it in French to an early representation of l'amour sapphique or lesbianism.
Linton, Eliza Lynn. “Introduction”. The Rebel of the Family, edited by Deborah T. Meem, Broadview, 2002, pp. 9 - 18.
Honoré de Balzac published La Cousine Bette.